Carbonic Acid: Occurrence, Preparation, Properties and Uses

Carbonic Acid: Occurrence, Preparation, Properties and Uses

Carbonic acid: Carbonic acid is a chemical compound with the chemical formula as H2COand molecular formula as CH2O3. It is an inorganic weak acid, which exists only as a solution. Carbonic acid is also known as acid of air, aerial acid or dihydrogen carbonate. It forms two kinds of salts: carbonates and bicarbonates. Ph of carbonic acid is 4.68 in 1mM. Carbonic acid is specifically diprotic acid, which means that it has two protons which can disassociate from the parent molecule. Read More


By Debarati Das: Paper is an indispensable part of our daily life. Be it a tissue paper in your backpack, stickons on your refrigerators for reminders, a piece of paper for making your grocery list, a travel ticket, a movie bill, a calendar on your work table, or a dictionary- at any point of time, you always have a paper on you.  But the use of paper is consistently witnessing a shift. On one hand, the rising use of electronic devices is steadily encouraging the trend of going “paperless” to avoid wastage of paper. Read More


Exxon Mobil on Tuesday began production at a new petrochemical facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just two months after Hurricane Harvey pummeled the U.S. Gulf Coast and hobbled the U.S. refining and specialty chemicals hub. The new first of two lines turning out polyethylene — the most common plastic used in manufacturing — will increase the plant’s output by 650,000 tons per year. The next line at Mont Belvieu will match that addition and bring total production at the plant to 2.5 million tons per year, making it one of the biggest polyethylene plants in the world. Read More


The use of carbon dioxide and other waste gases as a new source of raw materials is increasingly a topic of interest at the European level. A new consortium of 14 partners from seven countries, led by materials manufacturer Covestro, is now planning to investigate how flue gas from the steel industry can be used to produce plastics in a particularly efficient and sustainable way. This will save crude oil, the raw material used in conventional methods. The cross-sector project called Carbon4PUR receives funding from the European Union. Read More